Middlebury, Connecticut: The 25th Annual OKTOBERFEST is slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, at Quassy Amusement Park here.
Two bands will be performing for the event, which is held in the Fieldside Pavilion at the lakeside facility. They are: Joe Stanky & The Cadets on Saturday and John Stevens’ Doubleshot on Sunday. Both bands hail from eastern Pennsylvania and have played for years at festivals, amusement parks and other large venues. The live music starts at 12:30 p.m. both days and the event will be held rain or shine.
Admission to the OKTOBERFEST pavilion is free, with fees for food, beverages, rides and attractions in the park. Parking for the event is $7 per car. Amusement rides will operate 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Quassy Amusement Park is located at 2132 Middlebury Road.
Traditional festival food in the pavilion will include knackwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, roasted pork and steamed vegetables. There will be a variety of other menu items available as well during the two-day festival. Complete dinners or individual entrees will be sold.
Pumpkin decorating for youngsters will be offered both days at the event.
Quassy Amusement Park is in its 108th year and features more than two-dozen rides and attractions. Rides include the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, new Reverse Time, Frantic, Music Fest, Yo-Yo super swings, Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower, Grand Carousel and more. The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live entertainment and special events.
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